The Public Art Centre is a not-for-profit charitable organization with a mission to promote the appreciation for and support the practice of the visual arts in St. Thomas and Elgin County; with our doors closed and our programs cancelled we are already seeing the effects. If you are in a position to do so, you can help to support STEPAC the following ways, every bit helps!
The doors to our building may be closed, but please enjoy our online exhibitions and new artists biographies, online publications, and resources, sign up for the newletter, and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and subscribe on YouTube.
In 2019, the Public Art Centre celebrated its' 50th Anniversary, our successes have been put on hold for awhile. Our Redtail Cocktail Party and Silent Auction has been postponed and we will be working with Redtail to bring you the safest way for us to get together. Thank you to our sponsors for their ongoing support!
Children are introduced to the fundamental skills and techniques of drawing. Students will explore different drawing techniques and materials.
Grades JK to 4
This is a great foundation class for new students – learn new drawing and painting skills while getting to know the Public Art Centre!
Campers are required to bring a lunch, snacks, and drinks for the day. Lunches and snacks must be nut-free. Refillable water bottles are highly recommended. Indoor clothing and footwear that can endure both messy fun and play are encouraged. Please bring a change of clean shoes to wear indoors in bad weather. Smocks are not provided. All art materials are supplied by the Public Art Centre
Cancellation with a refund must be requested at least 7 days before your child's program begins. There are no refunds for cancellations requested less than 7 days or after the program begins.
We offer classes and workshops for all abilities, from beginners to working professional artists. The Art Centre is your retreat from the outside world; a space where you can enrich your life through the study of art.
Advance payment and registration is required for all classes and workshops. No refunds will be issued after the start of the class or workshop.
To register give us a call at 519 631-4040 We accept VISA, MasterCard and American Express. Online payment coming soon.
Instructor: Heather Keating
Thursdays from 7-9pm
This class is suitable for all levels and abilities including beginners.
Instructor: Ron Milton
$50/per person includes materials
This class is suitable for all levels including beginners.
Watercolour mono printing is a hand printing technique that produces on copy of an image. This helps make the result look printed yet completely unique at the same time.